Disability Waiver Rate System


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

~~“This is the third report to the legislature about analysis of the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS). Legislation enacted in 2013 required the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to implement DWRS. The system was implemented in January 2014. This report:
• Details evaluation and research on rate-setting components
• Projects long-term fiscal impacts of DWRS
• Provides recommendations for data-driven system changes.
DHS conducted complex analysis in 2015 and 2016 on the new rate methodology and the costs of providing home and community-based services in Minnesota. Based on this analysis, DHS recommends that the legislature make adjustments to DWRS.
We have based the recommended adjustments on three years’ worth of data, research and analysis. The statute that authorized system implementation requires DHS to complete in-depth analysis to ensure costs accurately reflect rates.”

  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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